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Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens (BGCMQ) received a generous $10,000 donation from Resorts World Casino New York City to help kick off their Nov. 27 Giving Tuesday fund-raising campaign. Comment

Glendale writer pays homage to hometown in new book of short stories

Glendale writer Craig Schwab is back with his latest work, “Glendale NY – USA,” which gives readers his take on life, death and everything in between. Comment
Queens artist Yvonne Shortt celebrated immigrants with a sculpture installation at Dunningham Triangle in Elmhurst, according to the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Comment

Flushing Town Hall to host annual Holiday Market featuring Queens artisans

Flushing Town Hall is celebrating the spirit of the season with its fifth-annual Holiday Market, the Holiday Historic House tours, and a performance from an Ecuadorian youth orchestra Dec. 9. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018

Students, faculty, and staff at Holy Cross High School each made a pledge to stand up against bullying to end the school’s Spirit Week. Comment
Seven Queens landmarks will open their doors to the public during the Historic House Tours — rebranded as the Holly Tour — Dec. 9 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with feature time-honored, family-friendly activities, live performances, history lesson and refreshments. Comment
Despite community opposition from the beginning, the city Department of Transportation (DOT) is calling its Select Bus Service plan on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards a success a year after it rolled out. Comments (1)
The Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC) wants voting reform, as well as an overhaul of the Board of Elections because of Election Day blunders which continue to primarily affect 3.5 million voters of color across the city at polling sites. Comment

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018

Just days before the White House released a massive new climate change study on Black Friday, Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) took to the steps of City Hall to announce new legislation to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large buildings by 40 percent by 2030. Comment
The Queens Southside Seahawks cheerleading squad will compete in Florida for the 2018 American Youth Football & Cheer National Competition in December. Comment
Flushing and Douglaston were once home to Thomas Merton — a Catholic mystic, poet and social activist whom many consider to be one of the greatest spiritual thinkers of the 20th century. Comment
Sunnyside ‘NAVIDAD

A Mexican-American Christmas’ debuts at Sunnyside Theatre

Sunnyside ‘NAVIDAD

A Mexican-American Christmas’ debuts at Sunnyside Theatre

Just in time for the holidays, an exciting new musical and dance extravaganza “Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas,” will be presented at the bilingual Thalia Spanish Theatre from Nov. 30 through Dec. 16. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018

As New York City sets a record number for public high school students enrolling to post-secondary education, Queens goes even further than the citywide rate, according to a Department of Education spokesperson. Comment
U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley is leaving Congress when his term is finished at the end of December, but the northwest Queens and Bronx representative will continue his public service in a much-different capacity. Comment

Classic films, boxing take over Queens in 1961

In conjunction with the Greater Astoria Historical Society, TimesLedger Newspapers presents noteworthy events in the borough’s history. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018


Hollis, Jamaica and St. Albans has the most food insecurity across NYC: Report

Too many people in one section of southern Queens are going to bed each night wondering if they can afford their next meal, according to a report released by the Food Bank for New York City. Comments (1)
Vessel of Life, a nonprofit founded by Flushing/Fresh Meadows resident Angelica Ramirez, held its free Thanksgiving dinner for survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) Nov. 22 at Blend on the Water restaurant in Long Island City. They served 16 people in six families. Comment

Photos: Journey through Bayside’s past


Photos: Journey through Bayside’s past

Fred Snell’s Broadway Hotel, located on the northeast corner of Bell Boulevard — then known as Bell Avenue — and Northern Boulevard — then known as Broadway — circa 1880-1932. Comments (3)

City of Science returns to Queens


City of Science returns to Queens

Queens residents will get a chance to walk on water, launch objects into orbit and defy gravity in a simulator at City of Science, which is returning to Jamaica Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Comment

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

The restoration effort of the New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows Corona Park will receive more than $16 million in federal funding, according to U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Comments (2)
East Elmhurst

Annual Santa Claus bike ride in East Elmhurst celebrates holidays and cycling

Ciclistas Latinoamericano de New York, a Jackson Heights-based bicycling group, is hosting the third annual Santa Claus bike ride Sunday, Dec. 2, at Gorman Playground, located in East Elmhurst between 30th Avenue and 84th Street. Comments (1)

Cops search for suspects wanted in connection with Flushing robbery

FLUSHING — Officers from the 109th Precinct were searching for three men wanted in connection with a Nov. 6 commercial gunpoint robbery in Flushing. Comment
See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
To The Things Themselves! — “To The Things Themselves!” explores an engagement with the performance moment in and of itself, while also exposing the cultural situated-ness of the performance actions. Comment
High Heat

Hot stove: Mets listening on Syndergaard, Yankees reject Cano-Ellsbury swap

With Thanksgiving officially over, the MLB hot stove is primed to heat up. Comment

Queens lost a ‘truly great warrior’ in Jose Peralta

Our community has lost a truly great warrior. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

Bayside residents Donald and Ethel Baumann tied the knot in 1948. Comment
At least 120 students at PS/MS 200 participated in a Walkathon Wednesday morning in their schoolyard to raise funds to provide food supplies for kids in Flint, Mich., and clean water for people in South Sudan. Comments (1)

Corrado to step down after expanding mission and reach of city’s Department for the Aging

Few New York City agencies are as prepared to meet the challenges of the future than the Department for the Aging, thanks to the steady leadership of Commissioner Donna M. Corrado, who was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Hillcrest Jewish Center to host annual fund-raising concert in Fresh Meadows

The Hillcrest Jewish Center is inviting the community to its annual fund-raising concert Great Cause and Great Quality, where a portion of the proceeds will be donated in honor of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue victims. Comment
Springfield Gardens

Charter schools in Queens allowed to monitor their own pre-K without DOE interference: Court of Appeals

The State of New York Court of Appeals sided with Success Academy Charter Schools in a 5-2 decision last week as the academy fought for Universal Pre-K funding from the State Education Department without oversight from the city’s Department of Education. Comment
Shamorie Ponds had a legendary homecoming for the St. John’s Red Storm in Brooklyn last week, as the Johnnies beat Virginia Commonwealth University 87-86 in overtime to win the annual Legends Classic at the Barclays Center. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018

The two biggest Queens opponents of Amazon’s deal with the state and city to establish part of its second corporate headquarters in Long Island City have declined to join a special panel focused on the project. Comments (1)

Lancman presses city to take rise in white supremacist hate crimes seriously

City Councilman Rory Lancman is urging the city to take the rise in white supremacist violence seriously, and treat those hate groups as domestic terrorist organizations. Comment

Citywide teen mental health awareness campaign launches at Elmhurst high school

The city launched a new mental health awareness campaign last week that is meant to educate students of the already existing services at their high schools. Comments (1)
South Jamaica

Teen who played role in South Jamaica home invasion found guilty of murder: DA

A teenager could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted Monday of committing murder during a botched home invasion in South Jamaica nearly four years ago. Comment

Rozic opposes upcoming service changes to Q46 bus route in eastern Queens

In a letter sent to MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) President Andy Byford, state Assemblywoman Nily Rozic expressed her opposition to upcoming service adjustments to the Q46 bus route beginning in January 2019. Comments (1)

Corona teen booked on multiple charges for October robbery spree: DA

A Corona teenager has been indicted on robbery and assault charges after robbing five people at knifepoint in Queens, prosecutors announced Monday. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

The crowd of mourners at St. Joan of Arc Church in Jackson Heights spilled out into the foyer of the large house of worship Tuesday morning as state Sen. Jose Peralta, who died on Nov. 21 at the age of 47 from an illness, was remembered fondly for his advocacy for the underrepresented such as undocumented immigrants and the LGBT community by fellow Queens elected officials. Comment
On the eve of Small Business Saturday, Animal Pantry Ozone Park, a mom-and-pop pet supply store, was issued a vacate order by the city’s Department of Buildings after a part of the facility collapsed, according to City Councilman Eric Ulrich. Comment
The Queens region of Champion Martial Arts partnered with Operation CR (Child Rescue) last month to collect 2,171 canned and boxed foods to be donated to the Food Bank for New York City. Comment

Monday, Nov. 26, 2018

Dozens of community and clergy came together outside the office of the late state Sen. Jose Peralta on Junction Boulevard Sunday for a prayer vigil in honor of his service representing northwest Queens in the Assembly and Senate over the last 16 years. Comment
A Manhattan congressman is pushing for the DREAM Act to be named in honor of the late Queens state Sen.Jose Peralta, who died unexpectedly Nov. 21 of unconfirmed causes at the age of 47. Comment
The gun-toting thief who shot a Woodside pharmacy employee during a botched attempted stickup early Monday morning held up three other Queens shops within two hours of the shooting, police reported. Comments (6)
A Bayside man died Friday night when his car collided with a luxury sedan at a South Jamaica street corner, according to authorities. Comments (1)

Friday, Nov. 23, 2018

Police were investigating the death of a man who was found in the bathroom of a Flushing home late Tuesday night. Comments (3)
Queens Library at Cambria Heights won’t be offering turkey this holiday weekend, but it will be offering a food for thought for students who are interested in attending specialized high schools, according to the library. Comments (2)

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018


State Sen. Jose Peralta dead at 47


State Sen. Jose Peralta dead at 47

Jose Peralta, who had represented northwest Queens in the state Assembly and state Senate over the last 16 years, died suddenly Wednesday night. He was just 47. Comments (2)

A Thanksgiving message from the Queens Borough President

Thanksgiving is about reflection. Comments (8)

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

With the jury solidly deadlocked, a judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the case of Chanel Lewis, the 22-year-old Brooklyn man accused of killing Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano during a brutal assault in August 2016. Comment
Police were looking for a duo who stoles thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry and electronics from a Bayside home last month. Comments (3)

Corona man sentenced in 2017 Thanksgiving hit-and-run: DA

A man who was intoxicated while driving and struck a senior causing physical injuries last year on Thanksgiving Day in Whitestone was sentenced to prison on Monday, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment



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